Average Bench: 84% (52nd of 979)

more Based on 2,284 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD3003FZEX-0, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4S

Very good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2013) averaged just 15.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 3TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.71MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 33.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2013) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.74MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,284 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 Read 151 182
109 Write 142 167
106 Mixed 136 159
108% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.74 0.99
1.18 4K Write 2.71 3.32
0.2 4K Mixed 0.26 0.34
110% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
297GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 176
Write 134
Mixed 147
115% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.25
93% 1.07 MB/s
0GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 152
Mixed 147
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 3.55
4K Mixed 0.27
137% 1.6 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 153
Mixed 148
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.27
124% 1.39 MB/s
914GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 142
Mixed 138
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.21
102% 1.19 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 142
Mixed 136
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.23
90% 1.05 MB/s
601GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 137
Write 125
Mixed 111
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.43
4K Mixed 0.19
92% 1.08 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 129
Write 124
Mixed 126
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.74
4K Mixed 0.27
121% 1.33 MB/s
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $831

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